NASCAR XFINITY Series- Full Race -VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

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two years the site of a new tradition, the throwback weekend. Many of the XFINITY teams taking part with
paint schemes from the past honoring the great drivers, personalities that make up the history
of the sport. Today the young stars of XFINITY clash with
the cup regulars in a vfw sport clips help a hero 200.>>>The following NBC sports program is brought
to you in living color.>>And welcome once again, I’m Rick Allen
alongside Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte. Jeff Burton’s bow tie is Turkey feathers.>>Turkey pet sneers and Steve actually tied
his own bow time. That’s the fun thing about coming to Darlington
and the throwback theme, so much history at this racetrack.>>It really is. This racetrack is the perfect place to have
a throwback weekend. You talk about daytona being the birthplace
of NASCAR, this racetrack was built ten years before the daytona international speedway. So much history here. When this place was built people thought when
he built it he was crazy, there is no way you can make it work putting in over a mile
racetrack, paving it, having a paved track. What a special racetrack. For these drivers and teams to go back into
history and pay attention to what happened well before they got here and give respect
to those guys is pretty special.>>Steve, how the limited track time because
of the tropical storm that went through they were only on the track less than an hour this
morning.>>Because of the tropical storm there was
no qualifying, the field was set by points and they only had 50 minutes of practice. Ten of these drivers have never raced at Darlington,
31 have never raced since the track was paved before so this old pavement is going to be
very difficult, very tricky and it’s a short race, only 147 laps. Teams are going to have to figure out the
track quickly to find success.>>Jeff, has to be an advantage for cup regulars,
especially Denny Hamlin, he has won here four times, the rest of the filed has only won
here one time and that was Jeff green.>>This rainout and qualifying put some good
teams towards the back. You think about Kyle Larson starting 13th
charging his way through the field that’s going to be fun to watch.>>It’s limited because he only has 147 laps
to get there. It’s a short race, it’s going to be a fast
race, let’s get it undeway with prerace ceremonies, we go track si now.>>>Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and
remove your hats and the South Carolina international guard from Mcintyre joint National Guard base
presents our nation’s colors. The NASCAR family mourns the loss of Betty
Jane France who passed away earlier this week. Her love, compassion and leadership impacted
millions of lives through her tireless work, including with the NASCAR foundation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the France
family and the many lives she touched through the years. Please join us as we observe a moment of silence. [ Moment of silence ]
>>>Please remain standing as Dr. Bill wur ’tis, pastor of cornerstone Baptist church
in Darlington gives our invocation.>>Let’s pray together. Gracious father we give you thanks for this
beautiful day. The opportunity that we have to enjoy it together
here at the track, too tough to tame. Father, we pray that you would show favor
to the drivers, to their teams, to keep them safe as they compete today. As we enjoy this race together help us to
remember that every good gift comes from you. We ask it in Jesus name. Amen.>>Amen.>>>Here to perform our national anthem please
welcome the cooker college men’s vocal ensemble. O say, can you see by the dawn’s early light
what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? whose broad stripes and bright stars through
the perilous fight O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly
streaming? and the rockets’ red glare the bombs bursting
in air gave proof through the night that our flag
was still there oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet
wave O’er the land of the free
and the home of the brave?>>>Beautiful Saturday afternoon for Saturday
afternoon racing with the lady in black.>>>Okay. We agree. We’re different. We have no ball or goal to put it in. We pass but we don’t hand off or punt and
we never call a time out. We don’t win unless we finish and we don’t
always finish. This is no game because we don’t play, we
race.>>>The guys who are the regulars in the series,
we are trying to make our name and get to that sprint cup series.>>Kyle Larson is going to win in the sprint
cup series.>>I think we’re all trying to fight for the
same goal and I think that’s everybody’s mindset going into these races.>>There’s no room for error.>>The greatest test comes from the racetrack.>>Chase Elliott wins at his first try at
Darlington.>>>Welcome back to Darlington raceway as
we get ready to kick off the throwback weekend with XFINITY series racing. For more on the story lines we will be following
let’s go to Mike Massaro.>>Bubba Wallace just climbed inside his race
car. Moments ago he had a lengthy conversation
with newly elected hall of famer mark martin, a great guy to talk to when it comes to this
racetrack, he has eight XFINITY series wins here. Today Wallace pays tribute to martin with
his special paint scheme, a scheme martin ran in 1990 and 1991. Marty.>>Mike, you are not going to have a problem
finding Kyle Larson today with the purple and yellow colors of country music star and
NASCAR driver Marty Robbins. His name would have been right here, the 777
would have been across the door. Kyle told me I love this scheme. You will be able to see us on the racetrack. Expect Kyle Larson to go to the front this
afternoon.>>Justin Allgaier’s cherry red 7 car pays
tribute to his sponsor’s past. Although it looks nice and pretty now it had
a Darlington stripe on it earlier from practice this morning. Purely cosmetic, they fixed it up. I doubt Justin cares what his car looks like
as long as it’s being seen in victory lane today.>>>Kelly, over 285 starts in 12 years, Richard
Childress often ran a paint scheme similar to the one Paul Menard had today. It was for the crc high performance chemicals
company and the red and white are emblematic of what that sponsor had while it was on their
car. It’s time to fire the engines.>>And now for the most famous words in motorsports
please welcome your grand marshal, commander in chief for veterans foreign wars, Brian
Duffy.>>Drivers, start your engines!>>Yes, sir.>>Back man turner overdrive couldn’t have
said it any better, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Darlington throwback weekend kicks off next.I
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head on to this mile and a third track at Darlington. Want to take a look at the starting grid up
front, row one, again, this set by the rule book because of no qualifying, owner points,
Paul Menard and Denny Hamlin making up row number one, Denny Hamlin a four-time Darlington
XFINITY winner.>>Row two Elliott Sadler with a Jarrett throwback
scheme.>>Row three Suarez and Kevin Harvick who
has never won in 13 XFINITY starts at Darlington.>>Row four, Justin Allgaier and Ty Dillon
the 24-year-old out of welcome, North Carolina, has the Childress paint scheme.>>Brendan Gaughan starting next to Erik Jones.>>Row six is made up of two first timers
here at the Darlington track, Brennan Poole and Brandon Jones.>>Row seven, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace
Jr., Darrell Wallace Jr. Has the mark martin throwback car.>>Row eight Ryan reed starting next to Blake
Koch.>>Two more throwback schemes make up row
nine, Ryan Sieg and dakoda Armstrong in the Davey Allison throwback.>>Row ten Jeremy clements the family was
involved with NASCAR and his throwback scheme based on the 1957 Chevy black widow. And let’s see if we can chat with Erik Jones
on the radio. Jeff.>>Hey, Eric, it’s Jeff I’m in the NBC boot. Are you with us?>>Yeah, 10-4.>>Well, you have never raced at Darlington
before. Tell us what it’s like getting ready to start
your first race with only 50 minutes of practice.>>Well, I’m not really sure what to expect
so 50 minutes of practice isn’t a whole lot for a first time at any track but especially
here. So I’m just trying to figure it out as we
go, but I think the Dee Walt Camry is pretty good, we’ve got good speed for sure, starting
a little further back than we want to. Hopefully we can stay up on it all day.>>Erik, thank you for taking time to talk
with us today, good luck.>>10-4. Thank you.>>Erik Jones one of three drivers with wins
already on the 2016 season. We will ride along with a few drivers including
the 16 of Ryan reed, he has the Lilly diabetes in car camera, will start 15th today. Darrell Wallace Jr. With the Ford on board starts 14th. Brennan Poole has the D.C. Solar in car camera and will start this race
11th and just a bit closer to the front starting tenth with the advance auto parts on board
camera is Erik Jones. Today’s aerial coverage provided by our partners
at smithfield foods. This aerial coverage will give you a good
perspective of the unique look of this racetrack, an egg-shaped mile and a third track. Also you get a bird’s-eye view of this racetrack,
kind of what the spotters have when they’re watching this racetrack as we listen into
the 62’s audio.>>And are you good with numbers or do you
want me to give you car colors today with the different colors?>>Probably whichever one is easier for you. It might be tougher for you if you went for
number right now so if you have to do color that’s fine.>>As far as the numbers are concerned I wasn’t
sure if you were familiar with them. Just trying to help you out.>>That was spotter coverage presented by
liberty mutual insurance, helping drivers worry less. I’m not sure if Brendan was worrying more
or less after hearing that information. It will be difficult for spotters, difficult
for the drivers as we take a look at the race analysis, 147 laps and, Steve, this one is
a sprint. 200 miles, pit road speed 45 miles per hour
and we look at the fuel window, 60 to 63 laps, tires probably won’t last that long, though.>>Exactly. They might last that long physically but these
drivers will be screaming for tires well before lap 60. They lose so much grip on this old South Carolina
asphalt.>>There will be a competition caution at
lap 25, that is because of the limited amount of time that they have had on the track, again,
just 50 minutes earlier today because of the storms that passed through. A big difference on the front row as far as
laps LED. Denny Hamlin, he has LED 448 laps here. Paul Menard, he’s LED no laps at Darlington.>>I think this competition caution really
changes the game for this first run because you know on lap 25 the caution is coming out
so you don’t save anything. You’re going to go and run as hard as you
can as soon as they drop the green flag. Some drivers at a racetrack like this where
it eats tires up won’t necessarily go as hard the first three or four or five laps to try
to save a little bit of tire to make it last longer at the end of the run but now knowing
it’s a 25-lap run you will see these guys pushing hard as soon as the flag falls.>>You can watch every XFINITY series race
with the NBC sports app and get closer with additional camera angles, driver stats, track
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TVs, you can download the app and find out more at nbcsports.com/live. Great assistance, or assisted while you are
watching this race. It is throwback weekend. There’s Bobby Allison. Hall of famer. There are 17 hall of famers here this weekend
that will be enjoying the race with us.>>A great driver but also a great innovator. Had a lot to do with the advancement of these
race cars, making these race cars drive better. He could do both, he could work on them, design
and them and also drive them.>>Bobby Allison 84 wins, fourth all time
as far as the wins list. Jeff Gordon just passed he and Darrell Waltrip,
moved up to third behind David Pearson and of course the king. Those are sprint cup wins as we get ready
to kick off the XFINITY series race in this throwback weekend.>>Turn one here is always very exciting,
we talk about how narrow it is just running by yourself, now these XFINITY drivers will
have to work it out two by two going into turn one.>>Call by Menard to take the bottom. He has Denny Hamlin on the outside, let’s
see if he can beat him to one.>>Paul Menard on the inside, everyone standing,
anticipating the green flag. It’s in the air. We’re racing from Darlington!>>A huge jump by Paul Menard. Denny Hamlin all the way back to fourth.>>A little bit different the preferred line
at Darlington, right up against the wall. We’ll see how quickly they move up to the
wall and how many can make the bottom line work.>>Paul Menard out in front, Elliott Sadler,
Daniel Suarez, Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier in the top five.>>Suarez has been able to move up. Has grabbed third away from Denny Hamlin who
was up on the front row. Allgaier behind him.>>We already see some interesting looks,
this 22 driven by Ryan Blaney this weekend, that’s a little unique, we don’t normally
see line Blaney this this penske XFINITY car but it will give him more laps at a tricky
racetrack.>>That front row didn’t get going and that
hurt Blaney as well. He started fourth but is now running in sixth.>>You already see the interesting groove. You see right in the middle of one and two
right against the wall as they drive into turn three as you mentioned, Steve, many different
grooves, run the very bottom, run the very top. You see a lot of pavement, there is a lot
of pavement in this racetrack but you can’t use it all. These guys will use every bit they can, though.>>The apron is huge at this racetrack and
almost looks like it’s part of the racetrack but where they run is very narrow.>>Right now you see Blaney trying to make
a move on the 7 of Allgaier. Not a good place to pass leaving turn two
unless you have position in the middle of one and two. Allgaier a little loose off of three. Let’s see if Blaney can take advantage of
it.>>You can see how you can set up to make
a pass at a track like Darlington, he will run a little low in the middle of three and
four, try to get that good run on corner exit. If he can get side-by-side on front stretch
you would expect the 7 to concede the position but Ryan Blaney is unable to do it this lap.>>You talked about how much Ryan Blaney could
use the experience at this racetrack. Jerry bones said the same thing, this is the
one he wanted to run in XFINITY, his only XFINITY race finished last, his only cup race
finished 30th. Laps will help this young driver a lot tonight.>>Ryan Blaney continuing to try to learn
in this sport and he’s doing an excellent job. He also runs full-time in the cup series. Now Kyle Larson in the 42, a week ago got
his first sprint cup series win at Michigan and trailing behind him the 62 of Brendan
Gaughan>>Guys, for Kyle Larson he said it’s funny everybody thinks I’m good at Darlington
because I like to run the high line as there is a battle for the lead, Rick.>>Here comes Elliott Sadler, looks to the
inside, trying to get by Paul Menard. Has the inside line, it might not be the preferred
one, but he makes it work this time entering turn one.>>That was what I was talking about how you
make that pass into turn one, Elliott Sadler gets door to door with the 2 of Paul Menard. Paul basically concedes the spot, he knows
driving into turn one side-by-side is of no use to either of the cars especially so early
in the race.>>As you enter turn one you go up the hill,
up the banking toward the wall and two cars running side-by-side is very, very difficult. Late in the race you tack that chance but
at this point in the race you don’t. You see it again right here, the 19 of Suarez
giving the lane to Hamlin once Hamlin earned the spot.>>Those two are considered teammates for
Joe Gibbs racing. Take another look, though, as they are two
car lengths apart now. This moments ago, the 44 Justin Allgaier — J.J. Yeley getting a little loose, and that is
the Darlington stripe plus.>>That was a heavy contact with the wall
at Darlington. This is more what we are used to seeing out
of a darling stripe, you see Ryan reed here, he gets a little high.>>That might be a Darlington kiss.>>Barely any contact here at Darlington.>>You see if you ride along with him he went
to turn, leaving turn two, which is a crazy corner and just didn’t get turned soon enough
and then the car didn’t get turned, ultimately got into the wall.>>Out in front it’s Elliott Sadler leading
at the track too tough to tame. Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez,
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hero 200, just moments ago the 22 of Ryan Blaney, I’m not sure if this is the lesson
that he was trying to learn while running the XFINITY series race, but he got up into
the wall.>>That’s part of the lesson. That’s the lesson of Darlington of where the
limit S you see right here he carries too much speed on corner entry, gets a little
too high and into the wall. I won’t say no damage but relatively low damage
for Darlington.>>If you run here long enough and don’t hit
the wall you are not trying hard enough. You have to push and if you push a little
too much you are goings to get into the wall. You can’t get into the wall every lap or every
race but you have to every now and then use a little too much racetrack and get in the
wall.>>Dave.>>A little bit loose on entry, a little bit
loose on exit, that report just came down the line from Elliott Sadler who is reminded
by his spotter by the way to race the racetrack, something you will hear all day long from
his spotter. Mike.>>If Erik Jones is hearing that very phrase
over and over again, race the racetrack as Jones told us just before the green flag he
didn’t really care for where he was starting, tenth position, he has picked up two spots
but hasn’t made any more progress because the balance of the race car not to his liking.>>I’m going to look all the way out of the
throttle for a solid three seconds to try to get it back to the bottom.>>10-4. Let’s keep learning here.>>As you heard the spotter say just keep
learning, they’re trying to be as patient as possible waiting for the competition caution
before they go to work on this race car. Marty.>>Kyle Larson finds it funny that everyone
else thinks the reason he is good at Darlington is because he likes to run the high groove,
a former dearth racer back in the tenth position. Larson said when it’s possible I like to run
three and four on the bottom, that’s when my car is usually the best. Right now the car a little bit too tight to
run the bottom in three and four, trying to gain some positions up through the field,
he started 13th, running tenth.>>Brandon Jones has never raced here at Darlington
so he spent a lot of time talking to his teammates and on the similarity, he said the similarity
helped visually but the grip level was very different from what he experienced in practice
this morning. He said his front tires are at that time ring
and he said I need more grip off both turns.>>Great updates from pit road. And Jeff Burton I want you when we come back
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— or it wasn’t initially the competition caution, it has become the competition caution. It was initially for B.J. Mcleod who slammed
into the inside wall, did a lot of damage to this 78 car.>>Racing off of turn two side-by-side it
just gets so narrow, these two cars get together, Harmon and Mcleod they get together. You can see how narrow it gets and they were
fighting for position trying to stay on the lead lap and you see the leader Elliott Sadler
in the 1 car on the bottom of the racetrack. Close call.>>A lot of damage to that Ford mustang and
that will end up going behind the wall for B.J. Mcleod. He started 26th, was running 26th.>>There is no question right now everybody
is going to pit. Tires wear out quickly, you’re going to see
a lot of cars on pit road.>>Diving on to pit road race leader Elliott
Sadler bringing the rest of the field behind him. Let’s go to Kelly.>>Justin Allgaier in that 7 car making his
way down pit road, he has cracked into the top four, he said that his car is really tight
through the center, he has no grip on entry or exit. He’s going to come to pit road to get some
fresh tires, haven’t heard any word on adjustments jet for the 7. Dave
>>On your right, the 18 is loose late exit. He needs more overall grip. Down below him the 2 of Paul Menard really,
really loose. As for ilt the leader they are going to make
a Goodyear change and fill it full of fuel. He said it was loose in and off but just a
little. Let’s see how they exit pit road.>>And the race off pit road brought to you
by Geico. Something you’re going to see all day long,
four-tire stop. No position change. The top four, B.J. Mcleod and team will be
picking up the pieces after this hit.>>>Welcome to another beautiful race weekend
at RIR, I’m Larry Mitchell alongside my partner in crime, Johnny sway bar Sinclair.>>Larry, thanks for having me.>>No problem. RIR is the place to be all weekend long for
family fun and of course the excitement of short track racing.>>Some will win, some will lose but either
way I’m going to be wearing this sweet jacket.>>You got that right, Johnny.>>>NASCAR on NBC is brought to you by Ford. We go further so you can. XFINITY, change the way you experience TV
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Donald Trump, back to back on one stage. Wednesday night live on NBC at 8:00 P.M. Eastern.>>Side-by-side, two by two once again after
everyone has come to pit road. Last night when they went by the start/finish
line it was the 07 of ray black Jr. That was out front until he came to pit road.>>It’s hot out today, not uncomfortably hot
but Denny Hamlin has a complaint about it.>>The ac unit came off. Fifth race in a row my ac has either broke
or fallen off.>>No fun when the air conditioner is not
working, Rick.>>I know. It’s working up here, though, thankfully.>>That helmet hose blows cool air, also filtered
air from carbon monoxide into the driver’s helmet. Sounds to me like the hose fell off. He will not be able to find that hose to put
it back on his helmet.>>Elliott Sadler on the inside, Denny Hamlin
on the outside as they enter the restart zone getting ready to go back under way. Great restart for Elliott Sadler.>>That’s the second start we’ve seen Denny
Hamlin struggling in that outside lane.>>Paul Menard taking advantage of following
behind Elliott Sadler. Menard moves up to second. Denny Hamlin is going to settle in in third. Going to take another look, NASCAR is going
to review the restart just to make sure everything was legal. As they spread out now single file coming
back across the start/finish line.>>A legal restart is the leader of the race. You see two cars drive into turn one side-by-side,
now can they work themselves clear getting off turn two? A legal restart is when the leader enters
the restart zone he can go. He can’t go before. He gets to the end of the restart zone and
hasn’t gone then the flag starts the race. NASCAR is saying that the restart was good.>>Restart is good and the 48 of Brennan Poole
working the inside line trying to get by Ryan reed in the 16.>>One of the drivers it will be interesting
to see if reed concedes the position, he does not. They about make contact but get it sorted
out. Younger drivers race differently. They haven’t been here before, this is Brennan
Poole’s first ever start here at Darlington.>>And here comes the 22 once again. That is Ryan Blaney behind the feel of the
22 today and the 20 of Erik Jones. Erik Jones multiple time winner in the XFINITY
series in 2016 as Daniel Suarez makes the move.>>Great experience for Erik Jones. Remember he is moving up to cup next year,
going to drive for the furniture row team. Really good experience to be able to come
here and run this race. You hate to come to Darlington as a rookie
in the cup series never having run a race.>>That is a perfect example of the fast track
that Erik Jones is on. To think this is his first ever Darlington
race yet he is already moving up to the sprint cup level.>>That shows you how much Rick Hendrick thinks
of these drivers and Joe Gibbs racing, the younger drivers that are making their move.>>Kevin Harvick making a real aggressive
move in the middle of one and two. That’s a line you can take but the guy on
the outside almost has to concede it once you get there, if not you enter turn two side-by-side.>>We see Denny Hamlin struggle off the initial
start in the outside lane, lose a few positions, then the car either gets better or he settles
in a groove, now he is putting pressure on the 2 of Paul Menard for second. Although as I say that Paul Menard gets a
great turn one and distances himself a little bit from the 18 of Denny Hamlin.>>Trying to close the gap between he and
the 1 of Elliott Sadler. The top three drivers, Elliott Sadler, Paul
Menard and Denny Hamlin. And now the 88, Kevin Harvick, making his
way on to the apron and on to pit road early.>>He will be coming to you, guys.>>Kevin Harvick lost three positions on that
four-tire pit stop was running fifth before he came to pit road. I don’t see any damage on the right side.>>Must be mechanical issue, Marty.>>He said one word on the radio, it broke
— actually, that was two words but he said broke on the radio. Obviously an engine problem for Kevin Harvick
as he coasts past the team straight.>>The garage area. Yes, the engine is silent. Clearly a motor problem for Kevin Harvick.>>Only 34 laps in. Remember, we only had 50 minutes of practice
so there’s been very little track time all day long for the 88 car. Surprising to have a mechanical issue as we
see Denny Hamlin trying to turn underneath the 2 of Paul Menard.>>Menard got a little loose getting off turn
two and Denny Hamlin takes advantage of it going into three. He has that second spot but he’s staying down
on the bottom part of the racetrack.>>Rick, we’ve done good, we keep putting
Denny Hamlin in that 18 white Toyota sport clips, looks just like his sprint cup car,
the 11 car number.>>Again, behind him Paul Menard in the 2. Throwback paint schemes for both drivers. Ryan Blaney as well as Kyle Larson. Kyle Larson just moments ago in that 42 known
for running right up against the wall got loose and into the wall. Marty.>>Guys, that’s the second time Kyle Larson
has hit the wall today. We’ve talked about how he actually likes to
run the low line at Darlington but the car was been so tight he’s having to run that
high line. He got a Darlington stripe, that’s what you
call it when you get into the wall like that on the first run of the day and they told
him, listen, the right rear took a pretty big hit then it can’t afford another one,
it’s already a second Darlington stripe for Kyle Larson so far today.>>And Kyle Larson with the throwback paint
scheme from Marty robins, country singer, had 17 number one hits. Speaking of number one, Elliott Sadler out
in front, Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard running second and third.>>Denny Hamlin not only running second but
running the fastest laps of the racetrack pretty consistently trying to catch that 1
of Elliott Sadler.>>And we’ve seen Denny Hamlin run a little
bit lower line, he’s about a half a groove below what we’ve seen everyone else run and
then as quickly as I say that Elliott Sadler runs in the middle of the track and Denny
Hamlin runs right up against the wall.>>It looks to me while Elliott Sadler might
have got through the middle of the corner a little bit better that exit off the top
line definitely seemed better for Denny Hamlin.>>Elliott Sadler doesn’t want anyone to break
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>>NASCAR is throwing it back in Darlington tomorrow only on NBC.>>>Denny Hamlin mentioned an air conditioning
incident or an issue that he has. Let’s go down to the Toyota cam are on track
car for more on that.>>You can see this hose laying on top of
the seat right there, that hose is connected to the air conditioning system that cools
the air and also filters the carbon monoxide that goes to the helmet and if that comes
unhooked it’s very hard for the driver to get his hands around the back of the helmet
and find that hose. So he may be able to get it hooked back up,
but I would be surprised if he could. I know I never could. If it came unhooked I was done.>>44 laps complete of 147 lap race. Out front Elliott Sadler has actually LED
more laps than he had LED all season long as he now has Denny Hamlin right behind him. Hamlin once again has closed the gap for the
lead.>>You can see Hamlin running the very top
in one and two and while the 1 of Elliott Sadler is running the bottom now this lap
traffic, let’s see if they play a role. Side-by-side into one.>>Elliott Sadler having to check up just
a bit because he’s caught up with the lap traffic, but Denny Hamlin kept his momentum
high. They are both working around Joey Gase in
the 52 and the gap that was about three car lengths is now down to two between Elliott
Sadler and Denny Hamlin. Sadler looking strong, though, through three
and four.>>Sadler thought the lap car would stay on
the bottom of the racetrack but the lap car came up the racetrack, slowed him down, slowed
where he wanted to be down, has allowed Hamlin to catch right up.>>We mentioned Erik Jones and his progression
as the pass for the lead takes place. Denny Hamlin easily by Elliott Sadler! The progression of young drivers, Erik Jones,
Joe Gibbs racing, seen a lot of promise in him. William Byron, Rick Hendrick has already tapped
him as the next driver for him. These young drivers that are making a name
either in the camping world truck series or the XFINITY series getting opportunities to
go to the next level.>>Yeah, and you’ve got guys like Denny Hamlin
have so much experience, you saw that move he made in the center of one and two, he was
able to turn underneath Elliott Sadler, find grip on the bottom of the racetrack. Once you position yourself on the bottom of
the racetrack, it’s hard for the guy on the outside not to give you that spot because
the exit of turn two gets very tight. If you have momentum and you can get — you
know, get half of your car in front of him that’s all you need because it now puts the
outside car in a tough spot. Really nice move by Denny Hamlin.>>Early out of this race the driver of the
88 Kevin Harvick spoke with Marty snider just moments ago.>>One minute Kevin Harvick is making a pass
to go into the top five and all of a sudden the engine broke. Any idea what happened?>>I think they said it broke a crankshaft. It was sudden. Never had any smoke or anything, just locked
up. Just got to thank everybody from armor and
Jr. Motorsports. They made some good adjustments to start passing
cars and going in the right direction. I love racing here at Darlington, I hate that
we don’t get to finish today because it’s a lot of fun to drive and I always look forward
to this weekend.>>Very short day for Kevin Harvick here at
Darlington.>>Short and unfortunate. Kevin Harvick hasn’t had the luck that he
has had at other racetracks. Never won in the XFINITY series with this
track.>>Rick, we were showing the battle between
Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler. Back here the battle for fifth, sixth and
seventh between Allgaier, Suarez and Kyle Larson has been heating up as they caught
that lap traffic. Seems like the 7 is a little better than the
19 at times but has a harder time getting through lap traffic.>>74 — oh, and around goes the 90. Mario Gosselin brings out the second caution. Mario was running 25th. Got around and damage to that car. So about another stretch of 25 to 30 laps
which we saw earlier, the first run of the day. The one thing that comes into play here is
we still have not reached the halfway point of this race is the limited amount of tires
that the XFINITY series has. This was just a bit earlier with Mario.>>Just never going to work out at Darlington,
especially on corner entry. He found himself on top of the racetrack,
on top of the other two cars and ended up getting into the debris and couldn’t keep
it off the wall. Then right here, I couldn’t see what started
that contact, we see the 93 car on the outside of him, I’m not sure what started that, but
again, two cars trying to navigate a tough — a tough narrow racetrack.>>And the 93 of David Starr we saw him out
of shape, looks like the 2 of pretty major contact there.>>David Starr did a really nice job not getting
in the wall. You saw how quickly that car turned right,
he was able to get it turned back left and use the brakes properly and keep it out of
the wall.>>So with the limited number of tires, Steve,
do you come and put four tires on?>>Absolutely. You still have six sets for the race so you
started a set on the car, five sets in the pits, you’ve used one of them and still have
four sets left with 95 laps to go, everybody will come to pit road and put a set of tires
on.>>And they are following Denny Hamlin. Kelly.>>And you will see Ty Dillon in the 3 car
making his way to pit road, a fast stop last time helped crack him into the top five. Ty now saying that the right here rear is
sliding around a little too much, looking for more stability on exit, they are going
to make a track bar adjustment moving it down for him, also four tires and sunoco fuel.>>Denny Hamlin pretty happy with this race
car, an air pressure adjustment. The 2 of Paul Menard they told him they would
give him a little more to lean on along with four tires and a fill of sunoco fuel. As for Elliott Sadler he said I feel like
I’m using my right rear tire too much. Air pressure adjustment for Sadler.>>And the race off pit road a close one between
Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler and Ty Dillon. Hamlin wins that race off pit road. I use what’s already inside me to reach my
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Hamlin leading the race, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones, J.J. Yeley, dakoda Armstrong running 20th.>>Tomorrow sprint cup series racing right
here at Darlington. Race coverage begins at 6:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC. Joe Gibbs racing subbing once again for Dale
Earnhardt Jr., has seven wins at Darlington. He leads all the active drivers. Mike.>>Just a quick update on Erik Jones, this
is his first visit toit lady in black and it has not necessarily been a pleasant one. A lot of I don’t knows, the car is loose,
the car is wrecking loose, lots of frustration on the radio. Jeff, what’s it like coming to this place
for the first time?>>Well, it’s intimidating when you come here
for the first time but typically you have enough practice to kind of sort it out. With this only 50-minute practice it’s very
difficult to go out and try stuff and do things as a driver and just work on you because you’re
having to work on your car and get it the way you want to get it so you’re working on
the car and driver at the same time. The limited practice hurts with a new driver.>>This should be an interesting restart adds
Elliott Sadler will be on the outside, Denny Hamlin race leader has chose the inside line. That’s always been the one that’s moved. Denny Hamlin has had bad restarts to start
this race as they are back in the restart zone and this time the 18 of Denny Hamlin
a better restart.>>He did get a better restart but it seemed
like the 1 of Elliott Sadler was more successful on the outside lane than Denny Hamlin was.>>Now the 1 and 3 are racing to see who will
get to turn two first. They don’t want to be side-by-side. They still have side-by-side but Elliott Sadler
clearing down the back straightaway.>>Elliott out front still side-by-side behind
Ty Dillon. Regan Smith down at the bottom of the racetrack. Such history at this racetrack. Built back in — first race back in 1950.>>This is what’s hard when you’re talk being
a young driver of Erik Jones riding along with Erik, this is what’s so difficult this
B. This racetrack, out by yourself is one thing
but now you’re having to race these guys on a racetrack that does not have two grooves. The only way to learn is to go out and do
it, go out and experience it, make some mistakes. We know Erik Jones how quick of a learner
he is. I can promise you he will be better when he
comes back here next year than he was when he unloaded today.>>Regan Smith still trying that inside line
with the 7 now will slide up the racetrack.>>You see what happened, the 20 was not able
to turn down and be in the line he wanted to because the 19 of Suarez was there. Lost his momentum and now Suarez has pressure
and the 20 almost in the wall but he used the high line on the exit of turn four, nice
job. For a guy that has never been here before
that’s doing a nice job knowing the racetrack and using it to your advantage.>>Kyle Larson saw that opening, he carried
that momentum by the 19 of Daniel Suarez who lost two spots in that exchange. Now the 42 of Kyle Larson is looking to the
inside of Erik Jones.>>That’s one of the things you have to pay
attention to at this racetrack. Every time an opportunity presents itself
to pass, doesn’t mean that’s when you need to pass. If you try to make a pass on somebody in an
area of the racetrack where your car is not very good their momentum will carry them by
you and you can lose more sports than you will potentially gain. Understanding when to make that move like
right there, Erik Jones backing out of that move is a smart thing to do. Had he not backed out he would have probably
been in a wrack.>>Kyle Larson shoots around Erik Jones and
Kyle said I just need help exiting both two and four. The car is way too tight. They feel like they’re giving up too much
ground early in a run. They feel like they can catch people later
in the run but giving up too much ground early on although Kyle is making progress there. You have had cars like that at Darlington,
haven’t you, Jeff, not very good on the front of the run but pays off because you have to
be gooded on older tires at Darlington. Larson going for another spot right there.>>Same move we saw Denny Hamlin use to take
the lead. Yes, I would — I like a car that’s good on
the long run and the short run, it’s hard to do that here. If I have my choice I’m going to take one
good on the long run because that’s when you see the variance in speed and can make a lot
of time up.>>You want to have a car that’s good all
the time.>>Yes.>>I noticed that, too, he wants a car that
runs well at the beginning and end of the run.>>That’s why he won so many races. The 42 of Kyle Larson is interesting, Marty
said he needs better drive off the corner. I believe the 42 does a good job of not overdriving
the entry. Watch how all four cars carry different entries
speeds, the 3 and 22 close up on one another getting into the corner. That’s not where you make up the speed, it’s
who can get back to the gas sooner and carry the momentum off the corner.>>That off the corner speed is a lot of times
generated by your entry speed. I know that sounds crazy but if you get into
the corner correctly it really helps line your car up. Suarez making a move on the 3 of Ty Dillon. Ty is having an issue, going backwards for
sure.>>He will drop back to ninth now, trying
to stay in the top ten. Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler, Paul Menard,
Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones the top five. Mike.>>And an update on Brennan Poole, another
guy making his first visit to Darlington. He prepared by looking at in car camera from
Kyle Larson earlier this week. He told us that he learned quite a few things,
where to lift, where to brake, who you to enter the corner and especially he noticed
how Kyle Larson sets up a pass. That’s something that Brennan has been using
throughout the course of the day, a pretty solid run so far. Was a little rough on the right rear tire
but that is learned how to conserve a little bit more during this particular run right
now. Rick.>>Thank you, Mike. Take a look at the chase standings, only three
XFINITY series drivers with wins on the 2016 season, the rest still trying to fight their
way in based upon points. Ryan Sieg right on the cut line, only 12 drivers
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partners at smithfield foods, giving you a great perspective of Darlington raceway. The lady in black will host tomorrow’s cup
series race, first on NBCSN at 2:00 it’s indy car series racing from Watkins Glen, “NASCAR
America” at 5:00 and “Countdown to green” for tomorrow’s race which will be on NBC at
6:00. Post race at 10:30 and “Victory lap” at 11:00. The 6 of Darrell Wallace Jr. Has the throwback paint scheme of mark martin
from the ’90, ’91 cup series seasons and mark martin will join the crew on the prerace show
tomorrow, future hall of famer. Part of the broadcast team. Mike.>>And bubba Wallace certainly trying to have
a better run than what he has had so far. The car has not been doing what he wants. At one point he said he was on the splitter,
another point he said he felt like the sfeerg was unresponsive. The last thing he said is that he’s extremely
loose and feels like the car might be holding him back right now, just riding it out, hoping
to make adjustments next time down pit road but right now the car not giving bubba exactly
what he needs.>>Kyle Larson seemed to be the man on the
move.>>We’ve been watching a great race between
the 42 of Larson and the 2 of Menard. Larson was trying to run a little bit higher
to help his exit of turn two, he had used that run — that move a few laps before and
it worked really well for him but that time he got a little too high. You see what happens when you catch a lap
car on the exit of turn two, the 7 of Allgaier had no choice but no slow up, the 20 did a
really good behind him of not getting into the back of him.>>And that replay we saw the 42 gets in the
fence, he was still the third fastest car on the racetrack. Just because you have a Darlington stripe
doesn’t mean it’s going to slow your car down, it hasn’t slowed down this 42, he is closing
in on the second place car of Elliott Sadler.>>And he only knows one speed, he’s going
to aggressively go after this racetrack. He’s going to have — he’s going to have scuffs
and marks on his race car when it’s over. He is not afraid to scrape the wall or drive
the car loose. Let’s see if that works for him for the whole
race but he has a fast race car, he has now gotten himself up to third, he started in
the back because of points. Kyle Larson is all the way up to third.>>The driver that has never finished outside
the top ten in either the XFINITY series or the cup series at this racetrack. Let’s go through the field, he will start
with Dave burns.>>And, Rick, the leader Denny Hamlin likes
the balance and the handling of his race car except it’s a little too loose right now there’s
still the question of the air conditioning.>>I grabbed the hose from behind me, I don’t
know how long it will stay on, but I got it put back on.>>10-4. We were just trying to look at it and make
sure everything was all good.>>These XFINITY cars don’t have the in cockpit
track bar adjuster but sometimes the driver has to reach behind him and connect some things
to make them work.>>As for Elliott Sadler he has been in the
wall this run, crew chief asked him how much, that’s Kevin doing the asking, Elliott responded
back, not any worse than the other cars, just a simple Darlington stripe, Marty.>>Dave, the Darlington stripe tally for Kyle
Larson back in third is up to three which matches his position on the racetrack right
now, he told the team a few times I just need a little more front grip, again, giving up
too much time at the beginning of the run and flirting with that wall every lap. There he is a little loose off the corner
again.>>They stride to help Paul Menard a couple
ways, they opened up a naca duct, perhaps the guys can explain that a little further. They also told him that the 18 and 42 are
hauling butt up high. Behind him the 22 of Ryan Blaney trying to
get laps and experience here. What did he do before he got here, he watched
tape just like any player would do with his coach. They watched the leaders in traffic to see
how they managed it best.>>>Erik Jones another one of those guys who
watched tape, also spent time in a similarity this week trying to prepare for his first
race at Darlington. He took a cautious approach to practice today,
something he doesn’t normally do at an oval. He said I know this place is different. He scrubbed the wall not too long ago and
still struggling to get a handle on this race car.>>Last year the Orange car driven by Daniel
Suarez he finished — started second, finished third and LED 14 laps but he said what I learned
was really about patience here. So far today his car was been very loose although
a little bit better on this last run. Kelly.>>Justin Allgaier 7 car looks clean now but
did pick up a Darlington stripe in practice today. Because of the throwback scheme it has a wrap
on it not paint so he used a razor blade to peel away places of that and put the scheme
back together. Right now Justin saying he is way too loos
to do anything that the guys ahead of him with doing. Behind him Ty Dillon another car that has
lost several spots since the restart he said he’s way too loose. He said we are going to have to take a big
swing at it next stop.>>An Brennan Poole got out of the car completing
his first ever practice at Darlington he said, man, that was really cool. Love running at the top of the racetrack,
that’s what he’s been doing today although he’s been searching for the right line, trying
to find grip wherever he can, a place where he can run fast, pretty happy with the balance
of the race car, still has some ground to gain as he runs tenth.>>Steve, naca duct.>>A naca duct is something that goes in the
quarter window and allows wind into the car. You think it’s only to allow wind in the car
to cool, but teams are learned it can change the downforce of the car to get that car handling
better.>>That’s what the team has done. Denny Hamlin started one other race this year
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a hero 200. Race for the lead heating up. 42 of Kyle Larson now all over Denny Hamlin.>>Rick, Jeff and I remember having a conversation
about this. We are not sure if the 42 is better than the
18 or the 18 –>>The 18 got in the wall just a little bit.>>Or the if the 18 was only running hard
enough to stay in front of the 42. After seeing the 18 hit the wall that answers
our question. He is trying to stay in front of the 42 but
I’m not sure he will be able to.>>Oh, big move by the 42.>>Took the outside line! Kyle Larson exits the turn and he is the leader.>>You can see him trying to figure out where
the lap car was going to go but Kyle Larson just jumps on the outside of Denny Hamlin. Aggressive move to go on the outside.>>And that 42 of Kyle Larson that pink and
yellow car you see right there took the lead, restarted sixth on lap 57. So basically roughly 40 laps ago restarted
sixth drove all the way to the lead.>>Guys, for the 18 car he was so loose this
run he complained about it to his crew chief and Chris Gail said, well, did we get 50%
of it better he said, no, more than 25% so very free for the 18.>>The man who stole the lead for him Kyle
Larson has come up through the field with bold moves, a bold move to take second and
aggressive move to take the lead as you guys mentioned, his crew chief said, hey, those
changes we make on the last stop help, Kyle said, no, not really. He’s still able to get to the lead.>>Marty, it’s Darlington, nobody’s car is
going to drive very good. Look at this move, they’re both trying to
figure out where the lap car is going to go, Kyle gets tired of waiting and jumps on the
outside of the 18, an aggressive move. Now the 42 is in the peripheral line, he can
carry his speed off the corner. So making that move put the 18 in a bad spot. Now to get second watch this move, aggressive
move, the 1 car goes to turn off, gets a little 2 jumps on the outside of two. Two aggressive moves took him from third to
second and then second to the lead.>>Again, Marty Robbins the reason for the
paint scheme for Kyle Larson.>>Marty Robbins actually made 35 cup series
starts from 1966 to 1982. Let’s see who is on the move brought to you
by Lilly diabetes. Kyle Larson, 12 spots. David Starr, 12. Derrike cope 7, J.J. Yeley six, Ryan Preece six. Drivers on the move. Of course the most obvious out in front is
that 42 of Kyle Larson. The last race he was in he went to victory
lane at Michigan in the cup series. Look back at Ryan reed. And the hands moving and working diligently
at this racetrack. Ryan Blaney in the 22 trying to catch up to
Paul Menard. That’s a battle for the fourth spot, Paul
Menard has it, Ryan Blaney trying to take it. Past halfway, just 51 laps to go as we go
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here at Darlington where green flag pit stops have just begun. Justin Allgaier who has a car that’s just
way too loose has come down to pit road said he was just hanging on, four tires for Justin
Allgaier. Mike.>>Bubba Wallace another guy complaining about
a loose race car, four tire change and chassis adjustment, wedge on the left side.>>And there’s Ty Dillon who lost several
places since the last restart, again, just because of a loose car. He told his crew chief to take a big swing
at it this go around and you see the chassis adjustment there with the run, it will also
be four tires and sunoco fuel for Ty Dillon. Dave.>>The 18 of Denny Hamlin is on pit road,
remember a very loose race car, the track bar adjuster going in the rear window, four
Goodyear tires and sunoco fuel. Elliott Sadler is on pit road as well, he
will get a wedge adjustment, he was talk being a race car loose on throttle. There is a spin on the racetrack, it’s Kyle
Larson.>>Kyle Larson, race leader, around.>>Kyle Larson spun to pit road, it looked
like he was trying to get to pit road, spun out and then as he tried to get back on the
racetrack something got — these guys right here must have saw it or somehow got in an
accident. This is the second year in a row the 42 of
Kyle Larson missed pit road last year, too.>>A big wreck for Carl long in the 13.>>This is a difficult pit road to get on,
perhaps the most difficult. You can see Kyle Larson just not turn quick
enough, carrying way too much speed, this pit road apron is very, very dirty, has a
lot of sand on it and if you get in there too hot you just miss it. Two years in a row he’s missed pit road. That’s — I mean, you’ve got to learn. You’ve got to be willing to back your speed
up a little bit and make sure you get on pit road. See, last year coming on pit road just did
not get slowed down enough. Didn’t spin this time.>>Yeah.>>But, again, it’s just turning too late. You have to turn way sooner than you think
you need to turn and most racetracks turning late is fine but at this racetrack you have
to get on to the apron much sooner>>And that was after Ross Chastain in the
4 got into the back of the 13 of Carl long. Also Ryan Blaney in the 22 was blagd.>>It looked to me like the 22 was trying
to get on pit road perhaps as well and as he started to spin the 13 checks up and the
4 doesn’t see him and makes heavy contact.>>The 22 has damage on the back of his car
I wonder if he was trying to get on pit road and got him from behind.>>Let’s into Kyle Larson.>>I have a flat.>>Should be on the left side, the rights
are good.>>My bad, guys, sorry.>>Look, you cannot see the entrance of pit
road here, when you drive into turn three you can’t see it, it’s not until you get halfway
through the corner talk see it. If you wait to turn to get on pit road when
you see the cone it’s too late. You have to turn way before you can see it
and, you know, some of that goes to only having 50 minutes of practice and not being able
to practice getting on pit road, but, you know, it’s just a difficult pit road. You see Ryan Blaney —
>>Trying to get to pit road.>>He got help.>>He was way slow getting on pit road, the
guys behind him did not know he was getting on pit road and they ran into the back of
him.>>I hope some of the sprint cup guys are
watching this race. That’s one of them right there, sprint cup
guy and he did this last year, did it again this year, that’s just how hard this pit road
is, Marty.>>Here is the other problem, he thinks he
has a flat on the left side so he’s trying to nurse this car back around. He is still in position here that if they
leave pit road he still has a shot to win this thing but you can see all the Darlington
stripes he has on the right side as well. So a lot of damage on this 42 car but still
in contention as long as everything goes well on this stop.>>He’s going to have to have everything go
well but the issue he’s going to have is that some cars that have already made their pit
stop are on the lead lap. He’s definitely going to lose positions to
about six cars that will stay on the racetrack.>>You heard him say he had a flat tire, you
hope the tire doesn’t come apart while he’s riding around waiting to get on pit road and
the tire comes apart and damages the car, that’s another issue they could have.>>Almost every race here we see a car miss
pit road, have a problem on pit road. It’s something as a driver when you come here
you have to be aware of it. You have to just —
>>You would think he would be aware of it since he did it last year.>>You have to get on pit road way slower
here than everywhere else you go. It’s all about turning early, getting the
car slowed down and just give a little bit of speed up. You can’t do it here like you do it at Michigan,
like you do it at most racetracks.>>Friday night XFINITY series will be at
Richmond. Coverage beginning at 7:00 P.M. Eastern on NBCSN. Here goes chase Elliott with the checkered
flag. Out front for the most laps is Denny Hamlin,
LED 43, Elliott Sadler LED 39, Kyle Larson had LED 12 before trying to come to pit road
there and spinning. Ryan Blaney scored as the race leader in the
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Kyle Larson top right of your screen they did not have to fix anything on that car,
just four fresh tires on it and send him on his way.>>Jeremy clements said he was a little bit
tight through the center, they will raise the track bar, four tires for Jeremy clements.>>Ryan Blaney will be here for an extended
period of time. Josh Williams the spotter radioed to the crew
said you need to work not just on the right rear but the left rear as well that’s where
the focus is right now.>>See the race off pit road and we go back
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it’s throwback time. Race coverage beginning at 6:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC.>>Rick, we have had quite the series of events
here. So Kyle Larson the race leader when green
flag pit stops started spun coming into pit road with just a little over a second lead. Here is the 42 trying to come to pit road. At this point he is in trouble, he has missed
the pit road entry, losing time, but the saving grace this spin was not going to cause a yellow. As he’s sitting here trying to get going back
the right direction the 22, I believe, is coming to pit road, Jeff, we both think he’s
lift to go come to pit road, he gets run into causing an accident on the racetrack. That creates a yellow flag condition actually
saving Kyle Larson time. So Kyle Larson pits, come off of pit road,
now he’s going to start fifth which is behind the other — or, excuse me, yeah, fifth behind
the four cars that pitted under green flag. Marty.>>Through all of that they gained a spot
on pit road. Let’s talk to his crew chief. Do you feel like you dodged one there?>>Yeah, he’s giving everything he can, we
just want to with inn this great race in Darlington today.>>I asked him any concern with the body damage
on the right side and he has had three Darlington stripes today, he said, no, the car is built
for that. We’re ready for it.>>They plan for the Darlington stripe. Let’s listen into the radio.>>Get right back in rhythm here, still have
plenty of time to get up front, just get by these cars as soon as you can, we’ll get the
lead and start cruising it.>>These guys came in and put on tires, they
have absolutely no hard corners, no laps, anything on their tires. Everybody in front of them pitted before them. They may only have run one lap or one corner,
but still here that makes a difference. So even though it’s not a lot of laps, Kyle
Larson without a doubt has the best tires on his race car right now.>>Seemed to be the fastest car on the racetrack
when the green flag pit stops were taking place.>>And on a longer run. Only 37 to go. He has to make some hay right now.>>Brendan Gaughan was too fast on pit road
so he will be serving that penalty. Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler, green flag back
in the air!>>Elliott Sadler with a good start. Keep talking about give and take going into
turn one with 37 to go. How about Kyle Larson three wide around the
bottom.>>Race for the lead up top, Elliott Sadler
trying to get by Denny Hamlin. He will make the pass!>>That was because of the start he got. He entered side-by-side into one, he had to
carry that speed through the middle of one and two, that’s what I a loud him to take
the lead. How fast can Kyle Larson get through this
field. His car is better on the long run. Kyle Larson up to fourth. Elliott Sadler running a little bit lower
line than everyone else.>>Elliott Sadler has to know that Kyle Larson
back there in fourth might be his biggest competition. He likes the fact that he doesn’t get easily
up through traffic to use those fresher tires.>>Larson running fourth, Elliott Sadler,
Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez in front of him. Suarez running the high line early in this
late race run. 35, now 34 laps to go. Four cars have separated themselves from the
pack.>>Once again you see early in in run Kyle
Larson is giving up a little bit of time, with 34 to go you can’t get too far back,
we’ve seen how fast he is on long run but you get too far back you will not have enough
time to catch them.>>Jeff, 34 to go still are quite a few laps
at Darlington. Denny Hamlin back in second, Daniel Suarez
in third, Denny Hamlin the veteran sprint cup driver is he saving a little bit of rear
tire right now letting Elliott Sadler go out and burn his stuff or is he running as hard
as he can trying to get to the lead?>>Daniel Suarez is doing a really good job,
you mentioned a young driver following a cup veteran, Denny has won a lot of races here. Great opportunity to learn a lot, Suarez has
done a good job of adapting to these cars over the last several years, just keeps improving
and keeps imp sing.>>Daniel Suarez 24-year-old out of Monterey
Mexico, running third, already has a win this season at Michigan earlier.>>There’s some other cars in the top ten
that have put to get great racing. Jeremy clements in the seventh position has
run a nice smooth race. We talk about how difficult Darlington is,
from right down the street, in spar ten berg, South Carolina, family run racing operation
running in the seventh position.>>When you say family run this family has
been involved with NASCAR for a long, long time. Actually Jeremy’s great-grandfather — grandfather
Crawford and uncle built engines for the black widow which ran in the 1950s and that’s the
throwback scheme that he has had on this car.>>Jerry clements the chase bubble minus 28
he has to have good runs, we are going to cut the field to 12 for the XFINITY chase
in three weeks.>>Another guy having a good run is J.J. Yeley, also the 01 of Ryan Preece having a
really good run. Those guys sitting there running tenth. So really good run for these guys as well.>>Ryan Preece having a very nice run currently
in the tenth position and they are one of the teams that pitted under the last caution
so they gained some track position on those guys who pitted under green and in his last
two races for Ryan Preece we see a battle further up front right now.>>You saw Ryan Preece wave out the window. The 2 up into the wall. Paul Menard after he went by Ryan Preece got
up into the wall so Preece takes a spot back. Ryan Preece honoring butch Lilly a great short
track racer, really cool bag back in time. You see a good battle here.>>Denny Hamlin trying to hold off Daniel
Suarez. Suarez running that low line will take the
spot away from Denny.>>Kind of a slide job right there, Denny
Hamlin trying to cross him over, Suarez carried a lot of speed into the corner, got in front
of the 18 but was not able to hold his line and Denny stayed aggressive. They will go side-by-side into one.>>Now Suarez will have the advantage.>>This is impressive. This is only the second start for Daniel Suarez
here at Darlington. He ran third last year trying to improve on
that currently in the second position.>>He was able to get by Denny Hamlin, 28
laps to go. Take a look at this close call.>>He drove it into the corner, just could
not hold his speed, got into the wall. Pretty good contact right there.>>See Paul Menard.>>Elliott Sadler has almost a second lead
over Daniel Suarez who has just taken second away from Denny Hamlin. Elliott Sadler showing the way around Darlington
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he and race leader Elliott Sadler. 0.3 of a second separating the top two. Daniel Suarez one win on the season.>>You see right there —
>>You know you’re better than this 1 car, just be patient here. He will come back to you. Race smooth, race the track.>>I like that confidence over the radio. 21 laps to go you don’t have to push so much
that you get in the wall yourself. The 1 sees you, he sees you out his mirror,
keeping putting the pressure on him and see if you can force Elliott Sadler into a mistake.>>You’re a young driver, you want to win
Darlington. This is a huge race to win. So it’s easy to say take it easy, from a driver
you’re hearing 20 to go that means, man, it’s almost over, I have to go and push. It’s a fine line between pushing too hard
and not pushing hard enough.>>Even the Mexican born driver can understand
the appreciate the magnitude of winning at a place like Darlington. So much history in this racetrack. But you see it everywhere. Especially in the garage with 17 hall of famers
here to watch this race.>>Another issue Daniel Suarez might have
isn’t that it’s 19 to go but the 4 of 2 Kyle Larson the last two laps has run faster than
all three cars in front of him. It seems like his chassis is coming in. With 19 could go I wouldn’t want to stay too
close to the 42, I would want to try to clear the field.>>Either the first or second fastest car
pretty much over the last eight laps or so, Larson coming like he has been all afternoon
long, very good at the end of the run, Suarez gets in the wall a ail lit. Larson says his car is a little too tight. They went up on the track bar and took a round
of wedge out, but clearly very quick.>>Kyle Larson is the problem for Larson,
not enough laps left in this race.>>Yeah, but you just heard Marty say the
19 getting into the wall, I believe the 19 made pretty hard contact exiting turn four,
that is heavy contact with both right sides and seemed to have hurt the speed of the 19
as he loses touch a little bit with the 1 of Elliott Sadler.>>Trying to stay in front of Denny Hamlin
but that could be harder than he thinks as he’s holding on to second but Denny Hamlin
coming.>>I think Elliott Sadler wants Suarez to
be able to run just fast enough. You can see he got really loose off the corner.>>There’s the pass for second, Denny Hamlin
takes it away from Daniel Suarez.>>I agree with you, Jeff, that’s not what
Elliott Sadler wants to see. He was hoping that either Denny Hamlin and
Kyle Larson would be held up by the 19 car.>>Hamlin not held up, now the gap between
Elliott Sadler and Denny Hamlin 1.2 seconds.>>Remember how much experience Elliott Sadler
has, he is an XFINITY regular but he ran in the cup series full time for a long time,
he has a lot of experience, Elliott Sadler is not — even if you have a little faster
car, Hamlin can run him down it’s not going an easy pass, Elliott Sadler will put up the
fight. He has the skill and experience to put that
fight up as well.>>It’s been interesting to watch these two
battle. After practice guess who sat down and talked,
the rookie Daniel Suarez and the four time winner here Denny Hamlin. Hamlin gave him ideas on what he saw in practice,
also helped the 19 team with ideas he thought he might be good speedwise. Obviously Daniel has gotten into the wall
and Denny is back around but teammates sharing information.>>When you talk about teammates the car right
behind Denny Hamlin is Kyle Larson. His partner is Poole. A little bit of good fortune those green flag
cycles and timely caution but doing a good time of holding on to the fifth position.>>What a remarkable run for Brennan Poole. After yesterday’s experience outside of the
racetrack he wasn’t expecting big things for the weekend. What I’m referring to is in the middle of
the hurricane rains in Darlington he had a dead battery in his par injury car, he had
to change it out in the driving rain. The car that he’s driving now full power and
moving forward the front, running inside the top five right now, no adjustments on the
last pit stop, that’s just how good that car is.>>Now with only 13 laps to go, Brennan Poole
top five, Elliott Sadler probably liking what he’s seeing, he’s got a pretty good gap.>>Do not look in that mirror, hit your marks. Race that racetrack.>>He’s got a pretty good gap on Denny Hamlin,
just under a second.>>So tell me as a driver is that like don’t
look down and the first thing you do is look down when they say don’t look in your mirror
is that the first thing you do.>>That’s his spotter, he has a lot of trust
in Brett, he has known him for a long time. When you have a spotter that you believe in
and he says just pay attention out of the windshield not look in the mirror you’re more
apt to do that. That’s good advice, it’s another thing to
do it, though, when you have a guy like Denny Hamlin that’s so accomplished, you know, has
contended for cup championships, won a lot of races you have that guy behind him it’s
hard not to take notice of that. With 11 to go you do have to race the racetrack
but you have to do it at the pace that keeps Hamlin behind you. You don’t want to let him get close because
we’ve seen what lap traffic can do, a car that can get within two car lengths that means
that a guy can get by you. You have to push right here.>>Coming to ten to go.>>Coming to ten to go, Elliott Sadler out
in front has never won in the XFINITY series here at Darlington. Two second place finishes, most recent back
in 2014. Now the gap between the top two 0.8 of a second. As we close in on the final laps, the pass
for the win has been with three or less to go here in three of the last four races.>>Stretching it out wig time. Settle this thing. Stay focused.>>You talk about it you hear him say race
the racetrack but to race this racetrack you have to do it right against the wall. You have to be — you know, you have to drive
into one, go to that throttle, put the car right against the wall to make the lap time
you need. So even though you have a good lead and you
maybe hope to be able to take it a little bit easy you can’t take it easy because the
fast line is right against the wall.>>Huge lead. Over a second again.>>Left side of your screen two first timers,
Brennan Poole and Erik Jones battling for the fifth position. I keep having a hard time saying this is Erik
Jones’s first time at Darlington with all that he has accomplished.>>Battle for the lead still remaining about
0.7 of a second, the battle for fifth quite a bit closer.>>You see the lap traffic and that is — that
is going to make a difference in this race. If you catch lap traffic at the wrong time
you could lose almost a second. I mean, the guy behind you can catch you really
quickly. So got to time it right. Sometimes you may have to slow down a little
bit so that you don’t catch that guy at the wrong place.>>And there’s more traffic coming for the
1 of Elliott Sadler. You’re going to see two or three more lap
cars, it will be all about how he catches them, are these cars going to let him through?>>Under seven laps to go for Elliott Sadler. Trying to hold off Denny Hamlin who has won
here four times in the XFINITY series.>>And now they’re three wide in front of
the leader.>>NASCAR will display the white flag or,
excuse me, a blue flag with a yellow stripe through it and that’s indicating for drivers
to move over as the battle for the lead continues. Elliott Sadler continuing to work his way
around the lap traffic. That pass going by dakoda Armstrong.>>Luckily for Elliott Sadler the 18 of Denny
Hamlin is having just as much or maybe more trouble with the lap traffic.>>Now lap traffic taking both lines around
Darlington. Denny Hamlin stuck behind.>>These guys racing for the lead you just
hope and expect that these guys — just get out of the way, just go to the bottom lane
and let them go. It’s not your day today, you are not going
to race for the win, don’t get in the middle of this race, just get out of the way.>>That’s the situation Denny Hamlin has to
go below dakoda Armstrong to get back with no cars between he and Elliott Sadler. Under five laps to go.>>Now, listen, dakoda Armstrong and black
Koch are running 19th and 20th and racing for position so it is a difficult spot to
be in, but the race for the win is more important and you have to understand that, again, it’s
not your day, you know, try to get out of the way, at the same time race, don’t try
to give up your spot but more importantly is what’s going on with the leaders.>>Paul Menard had a flat tire so he was making
his way on to pit road to fix that. The gap for the lead over 1 second. Under four laps to go. One main financial the sponsor for Elliott
Sadler. Had mentioned before that at the end of the
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and said, do you know what, not only are we going to continue to stay in the sport but
we’re going to go another year.>>That last lap Elliott Sadler lot 0.35 of
a second to Denny Hamlin. It’s going to come down to who has the better
car. That last lap it was Denny Hamlin.>>Elliott Sadler being told by his spotter
don’t look in your mirror, hit your marks.>>Two more.>>Two more times around at Darlington.>>Another 0.2.>>0.7 of a second separating the top two,
can Hamlin catch him? Up into the wall the 1 may have a tire going
down. A shot there as he got up into the wall getting
out of turn two and around the 18 will go. Denny Hamlin trying to get by the 1. The 1 back by. A little smoke coming out of the back. One lap to go. Sponsored by credit one bank.>>This is where he had trouble last night,
got into the corner, got into high on corner exit, got up into the debris.>>He runs low this time through one and two
and Denny Hamlin has caught him.>>Big run as they go down the backstretch. Three and four is all that’s left between
Elliott Sadler and Denny Hamlin and the checkered flag. Coming out of turn four Elliott Sadler 20
years in the sport his first win at Darlington!>>Got exciting that one small mistake on
the exit of turn two gave Denny opportunity.>>Woo-hoo. Hell, yeah.>>That’s what it feels like to win at Darlington.>>I love you guys. Thank you all so much. I’ve been wanting to win here for a long time,
boys.>>That is Elliott Sadler’s 12th career win. And you heard in his voice, I’ve been wanting
to win here a long time. How about the Darlington stripe that he got
with two to go and looked like he had lost the race. Got into the wall, Denny Hamlin took advantage
of it, got to his inside, looked like he was going to make the pass, Elliott Sadler would
have nothing doing.>>As the smoke clears, Elliott Sadler will
climb out of the number 1, head over and grab the checkered flag.>>Look at the emotion out of Elliott Sadler. Started racing NASCAR back in 1995, it’s been
over 20 years that he has been a part of this sport and to win at such a historic iconic
racetrack as Darlington is, such a event. How about the last two laps? Last moments of this race.>>You see Elliott Sadler everything looks
good, not much time to go in the race, as he enters turn three, we talked about this,
it’s easy to get around here but not quickly. He gets a little high right there and now
he’s in all the debris, all the tire rubber that gets packed up against the wall and look
how much speed comes out of the race car.>>They go down into turn three and the 1
commits to the top of the racetrack, the 18 looks like he has the move but look how aggressive
the 1 is able to get out of the tlo throttle to clear the 18. I think he knows on the last lap the 1 does
a great job of defending.>>Watch the 1 car. Look at the gap. Watch what the 1 car does this time as opposed
to that look. Look how low he is, he stays way away. That slows his speed down so much that the
18 has a big run, but smartly he says, do you know what, you’re not going around me
on the outside, he gives him the bottom of the racetrack, takes the line he prefers,
he knows he can carry more speed off the exit of four, he trusts Denny Hamlin is not going
to run into the side of him. Made one mistake but after that mistake he
did everything right to overcome it.>>A great win for Elliott Sadler. He will make his way to victory lane, a very
coveted place at Darlington raceway, you can say you’ve won at Darlington you have won
at one of the biggest tracks in all of NASCAR. Elliott Sadler wins in the XFINITY series
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on the entire NASCAR circuit, Elliott Sadler the veteran finally finds himself in victory
lane. He has raced here in the truck series, he’s
raced here in sprint cup and in XFINITY but he has never been able to find that checkered
flag first and with 15 laps — oh, drink it in. Yeah. Drink it in. 15 laps to go you said this will be the longest
15 laps of my life.>>Before I answer any questions —
>>I didn’t ask you a question.>>This is for Dale Earnhardt Jr. My owner has given me one heck of an opportunity
this year and I know he’s going through a lot this year. This is for you, my man. All these guys in the shop that work so hard,
one main financial, lending made personal, it’s come back to us for a multi-year deal. To win at Darlington, I told you this morning
the stories of this place and myself, this paint scheme, Dale Jarrett riding shotgun
with me today. I’ve been want to go win a long time.>>Amanda and the children, come on in here,
celebrate with dad, get a hug. This is awesome. Dale Jr. Was going through your mind late in the race,
what else was going through your mind?>>We’ve been through a lot the last month
or so and all the executives one main financial spoke about, they believe in this sport, they
love the fans in this sport and they believe in it and want to invest in it a couple more
years and it meant the world to me. Everybody at Jr. Motorsports have made me
a kid again, gave me a great opportunity. For us to come in and win at Darlington. I threw one away before and almost threw this
one away. It’s special, it’s cool to do it on a throwback
paint scheme. Longest running sponsor, one main financial,
thanks so much, it means the world to me.>>This is Darlington, it is so hard to win
here. What did you go through today handling that
race car?>>I watched a lot of videotape this week
and I called my crew chief and I told him, I said, I’ve got to change the way I drive
this track, Denny Hamlin whipped up here this last year and he can run so good up against
the wall in three and four so I had to do that, I had to adjust my line, I had never
run that high in years past. I made some adjustments through the run and
was able to hold him off at the end. That’s all that counts. I just — I love these guys behind me, I just
love to put them in victory lane, means more to me than anything.>>The colors on this race car go back to
2005. 23 times you started in 90 car and did have
a victory. What does it mean to take this paint scheme
to victory lane.>>One main financial and what they meant
to their sport, all of our partners at Jr. Motorsports and two I met Dale Jarrett in
1996 and he took time to teach a little kid from Virginia how to get around this racetrack
and that’s why his name is on the other side, he has meant a lot to me to my career not
only as a race car driver but also as a man.>>Elliott Sadler is a good listener and now
he is a winner at Darlington in the XFINITY series.>>I think that emotion explains how big Darlington
is, this racetrack, winning here is just like winning nowhere else. The tradition here, all the things that have
happened here, the history, the heritage, it’s Darlington. It’s just an incredible place and you want
to be a winner at the marquis racetracks in this sport.>>Well, you know, there can only be one winner
in NASCAR each week, 40 cars start, one car wins. We saw last week with a 24-year-old Kyle Larson
how excited he is to get his first win at Michigan and this week a 41-year-old Elliott
Sadler, such a long career in both the sprint cup and the XFINITY series and you still hear
the emotion. This is a driver that thought he was losing
his sponsor earlier this year, that has turned around, that was great news for him, has really
found a home at Jr. Motorsports to extend his creek, trying to get back to victory lane,
not just back to victory lane but back to victory lane here at Darlington. For a guy that has accomplished so much in
his career it’s quite surprisingly just the emotion from an XFINITY series win.>>And a 41-year-old that’s willing to learn. A 41-year-old that said, hey, how can I do
this he talked about Dale Jarrett helping him years ago but even still today years later
what can I do better? How can I learn? What can I do? Watches a lot of videotape and saying I need
to do something better. That’s the sign of someone that wants to be
successful.>>Rick, you told us that story this week
on “NASCAR America,” we talked to Elliott before coming here, he was excited about this
paint scheme and explained that whole story about coming here and it was great because
we got to hear Dale’s side as well and he explained Elliott said he came here, Dale
Jarrett was practicing for one of the biggest races to try to win the Winston million and
he took time out of his way to take Elliott out on the racetrack to find out where he
had to run. Fast forward all these years later they go
to victory lane together, one on the left side of the car, one on the right.>>Elliott Sadler at the time was just a 21-year-old
and you look at him now and you would say that’s the emotions of a 21-year-old. Winning at Darlington and it means so much. It means so much to this driver to be able
to get the win at Darlington.>>The spotter long time friend right there. You know, I think, too, I think at 41 wins
mean more to you. You know that you are not going to race into
your 50s and so you realize that as you are — not that Elliott’s career is getting ready
to end but he had a scare. A month ago he thought that his deal was over. There was no sponsorship. So he saw the end of his opportunity potentially
staring right in front of him and one main made the decision to come back, stay in in
sport, now he is rejuvenated, wins one of the biggest races of the year. What a great day.>>What’s going to be fun is Elliott Sadler
is going to join Dale Jarrett on the post race show here in just a few moments. Denny Hamlin finishing second, just moments
ago was able to talk with Mike Massaro about that finish.>>Another very impressive run for Denny Hamlin
here in Darlington, second, but I know, man, you could taste that victory. There was an opportunity when Sadler got in
the wall, how were you trying to take advantage of it?>>You know, I knew his car was going to get
really tight after he hit the wall there. I kind of beat up our right side a little
bit on that run, just probably my fault, I told, you know, Chris, the crew chief, he
had to do something to tighten us up if we had to race anybody and we just overdid it
and I was plowing tight that last run and I got — it wasn’t good on restarts, you know,
all that — all that means we finished second. But congratulations to Elliott Sadler, you
know, it’s — tried to win it for sport clips, help a hero, they do a lot for this weekend
and for our military, thank Gordon for that and, you know, just came up short. I really would have liked to have got a win
here, but we will have to wait until next year.>>Denny Hamlin does come up a little short,
but still another very strong run as he comes home second.>>Take a look at the chase standings with
two races to go before the chase now Elliott Sadler with two wins, Erik Jones three, Daniel
Suarez one. The top nine have clinched a chase spot. Means that they can’t fall out of the top
12 pointswise but that still means that there are three spots that will be fought for to
see who can get into the chase.>>You see why dakoda Armstrong was racing
so strong, only 18 points out of T we talked about trying to get out of the way the leader
is coming, but, you know, racing for that last spot you have to stay aggressive.>>Only two races. Two races from now they will set the chase
grid.>>What an impressive run, though, for Elliott
Sadler. Able to fight off the late charge by Denny
Hamlin. It’s time for our post race show. Let’s go to Krista, Kyle and dj.>>Thank you, Rick. Sports is about seizing moments and that is
what Elliott Sadler did today. When that checkered flag fell he screamed,
he told his team he loved them and then as he climbed out of the car he grabbed his head
with both hands shaking it in disbelief. He grew up just less than three and a half
hours from here in Virginia, Elliott Sadler, 41 years old wins at the track he said he’s
been trying and wanting to for so long. I don’t know if it just gets better than that. The only way it could as we join us from our
post race set here at Darlington, Krista voda alongside Kyle petty and Dale Jarrett, the
only way it gets better is if he takes one of us along for the ride which he did, Dale
Jarrett your name on the car with Elliott Sadler. Edema nl words about that friendship. We know who up it means to you.>>A little tough to you can at that. I appreciate all of that, but I told you before
this race started on our show to watch this 1 car with Elliott Sadler, he’s really good
here, his driving style fits this, but we also heard him talk about having to make an
adjustment because the last year or so that has cost him at times, but that’s just a veteran
driver understanding what he needs to do and he is so good. Really happy to see him. We can’t play favorites sitting here, but
when you have a really one of your best friends in the world go out and do something that
you know is special and to know how difficult it is to get that victory here really means
a lot and for this to come on the heels of signing a two year extension with one main
financial, a lot of good things happening for a really good person there.>>I think what he said, you know, obviously
he’s 41 years old. If he had done this at another racetrack I’m
not sure we would have seen the emotion. This is Darlington. Let’s go ahead and say that. This is Darlington. We heard Denny speak about it, we’ve spoken
about it so much leading up to this race. But I think a lot of that emotion goes towards
this man right here. When this kid was 21 years old when Dale Jarrett
was racing for the Rihn ston million he crawls up in a truck and says how do I get around
this place, this guy, a champion takes the time and that kid that’s 41 years old now
remembers it all these years later. That’s what this sport is all about, this
generation helping the next generation, helping the next generation, we’re seeing it in the
XFINITY series and in the cup series, it’s because of champions like this guy, he won’t
speak to it but because of champions like Dale Jarrett that guys like Elliott Sadler
have had careers and flourished.>>I told him what Harry gant had told me. I’d like to I can is that a lot of credit
but Harry gant took the time when I was down here my first time.>>Pass it on.>>That’s the kind of things you look for
when you are a young driver coming here for the first time because it’s very intimidating. You hear about it and you show up and realize
it’s way more difficult that happen what anyone could ever have told you that it was. I was glad to help out Elliott but he has
taken it to a whole another level so many times and happy for him today.>>Pay it forward.>>Let’s talk to the winner of today’s XFINITY
series race, a winner and I know Elliott Sadler this is going to sound so good to hear, a
winner at Darlington. Congratulations. Dj was going nuts up here watching that. Congratulations.>>Thank you guys so much. It’s — you know how much history this track
has and I’ve been coming here a long time since I was a kid, coming here as a crew member
for my brother Hermie and years later as a driver. To finally get in victory lane in in place
on a throwback weekend means more so me than anything. To beat somebody like a Denny Hamlin that
has won so many races here, I can’t tell you how emotional it is. My wife and family, kids are here with me. It’s a great weekend.>>Elliott, a little less than two to go it
looked like you got a little bit into the gas a little too hard over in one and two. Did you think that you had lost it or did
you just stay focused and knew what you had to do when you got to turn three.>>I started focusing on the lap cars in front
of me and I took my eye off of where I was for just a split second and you run so close
to the wall here I got up into it and then Brett did a good job of letting me know where
Denny was. I knew if I could keep Denny underme I had
to go in the corner really hard, try to hold him down and make him pass me on the bottom. Great job by my spotter. I almost messed up but I had such a good car
I could hold it in front the last couple happens. This is for Dale Jr. And what he’s going through right now, he
and Kelly, Mr. Hendrick has given us straight a great opportunity. For us to come here and win at this time of
year to get ready for the chase I think shows everybody we’re ready to go.>>Elliott, congratulations, first and foremost,
but there are so many facets of the emotional impact of this victory. You talk about Dale and Kelly and you talk
about Mr. Hendrick and you talk about the team and you talk about one main financial
and where you were a month ago. I’m going to tell you something, sitting here
at this desk beside Dale Jarrett, the emotion that he showed when you crossed that start/finish
line I thought there was emotion in victory lane, but speak a little bit to that day when
he told you about getting around here and what your relationship is with this man because
I said it before, he just paid it forward to you, he said he got it from Harry gant
and paid it forward to you.>>I came here in 1996 and Dale was testing
for the Winston million, he had five or six cars here, they were definitely focused on
what they were doing, I said, Mr. Jarrett, my name is Elliott Sadler, here for the first
time, anything you could tell me to help me around this track I would greatly appreciate
it. He said I can do you one better than that
is correct get in my car and he showed me and really took his time with me and kept
checking on me during the day and I was thinking, man, this is a guy testing and for the Winston
million, helping a guy, a little small town boy from Virginia to get around this racetrack. Years later being my teammate and somebody
so special to me. Dale knows what he means to me, not as a race
car driver on the racetrack but what he has meant to me as a man and mentor off the racetrack,
he did it the best way possible that you could with the fans and the sponsors and I’m trying
to follow his lead.>>Elliott, this victory getting you ready
for the chase coming up here.>>Hello. Hold on a second.>>Hey, brother. Hey. How about that. I can’t say that on TV, but, yes, sir. That’s for you, my man. Yes, sir. That’s for you. All right. I know. I appreciate it, man. I’m going to call you back in a little bit
and we’re going to celebrate. All right. You the man, man, you are my hero. Thank you. That’s my bossman.>>That’s always a bigger Dale on the other
line for sure.>>We knew it when you said I can’t say that
on TV.>>All of us that know him pretty close probably
know what he just said.>>Uh-huh.>>This is for him. Listen, you guys documented what we’ve been
through the last month and to see one main financial come back on board, believe in our
sport, believe in the NASCAR fans and for us being able to repay those guys and all
the partners on the car from Jr. Motorsports. Thank you for this opportunity. It’s amazing. I can’t believe it.>>Elliott, I was asking you about the momentum
now for the chase. You’ve got to really look forward to that
and say this is your time to get that first championship in the XFINITY series.>>Yeah, we’ve kind of been ramping up the
last month, I think that showed today. Today was a little bit closer in the same
step of the stars we will have when the chase starts. We came here to test it out this weekend,
for us to run as fast and good as we were off the truck and put it in in victory lane
sets an example of where we are prepared for the chase.>>Elliott, I know this is big but it’s been
a pretty big week for you, championship for your girl’s softball team, right?>>I got a Gatorade shower Wednesday night
with the championship with the girls and just a proud coach. I do want to say one more thing, my mom has
been going through a lot these last couple days. Mama, I love you very much and I will see
you at church in the morning.>>We are all thinking of your mom.>>Yeah, man. Congratulations.>>Congrats, bud.>>Thank you, guys. Thank you.>>Congratulations. You know, he said he was talking to the bossman,
Dale Jr., you still see the excitement, we love seeing that. This is what Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tweeted literally
moments as the checkered flag fell. I’m so proud of Elliott Sadler and Jr. Motorsports,
a win at this track so tough to accomplish and there were some emojis.>>It really is special. Like Elliott talked about the sponsorship
angle, just a couple months ago wasn’t sthur what would happen with his racing career,
with the team, what a gift given to that spoons or, a win at Darlington today.>>You know, I think Jeff Burton spoke of
it earlier. At 41 you are not sure how many more days
you have in your career. Days like this are sweet. They’re sweeter because it’s Darlington. They’re sweeting because one main was chosen
to come back and if I have him another couple years of a dream that he has chased his whole
life. He knows he has a couple more years to come
back and do this. But to everything that’s happened over the
last month, to come together and make this happen in victory lane is a pretty special
day.>>The whole year Elliott has told me about
what a great position he was in, he loved the people he was working with, really appreciated
Dale and Kelly giving him this opportunity, it was so great and then to have what looked
like kind of the rug going to be pulled out from under him with the sponsorship going
away, it got him down a little bit, but he was honest with his team and everyone around
him but then just continuing to work hard with the response or and they came around
around to understand and have all of that happen and get a win at Darlington.>>Here at this track that sits off Harry
Byrd highway there is just one main road that matters it’s the one that leads to victory
lane and Elliott Sadler found it today. And to think this could be just the warm up,
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drivers embracing the spirit of the ’70s and early ’80s with sprint cup racing from Darlington
tomorrow at 6:00 eastern that’s where you will find us on NBC.>>One, two, one, two.>>It’s weird, seeing all these different
schemes.>>Yeah.>>Tough job.>>Oh, yeah. It’s going to be fun.>>Okay. Best dressed in the garage could be the 14
team with the pants but I just saw stump the truck driver, he fits the part for sure.>>Hello, Matt.>>If you call the wrong car this weekend
I’m going to be concerned.>>You and me both.>>Did you study up on your race cars?>>There is a white car some number on it
driving by you, two car, I mean three car, 33, whatever.>>Jeffrey said he had to spot that car back
in the day.>>That’s funny.>>What’s also funny are the uniforms.>>Where’s your mandated uniform?>>Nobody ever sent me one.>>How do you pick your favorite part? Is it the cars? They look good, the uniforms, the signage,
the programs, the tickets, the prices for the concessions, it’s all going back to the
’70s and ’80s.>>It’s tough to pick what your favorite thing
is. Last year we saw the wood brothers go over
the top on everything they did. Everything followed the wood brothers and
followed suit with those guys this year, you saw Tony Stewart’s uniforms, you’ve seen the
cars, I don’t know how the spotters will do it because so many cars are so radically different
than anything you usually see.>>It is a big adjustment and you don’t think
about that until you get here. You think everything is great, we see these
paint schemes and everything. As a driver you’re getting used to looking
in your mirror and seeing something and the spotters are doing the same thing. It takes a little bit of an adjustment there,
but everything is well worth it. This is a spectacular weekend, off to great
start and tomorrow will be even better.>>When you turn your TV on tomorrow and the
older NBC peacock comes up and you start seeing these old paint schemes it’s not 1984, okay. This is the 2016 southern 500. It’s just throwback city down there.>>On NBC we will be having old retro logos,
graphics, the music will be from the ’70s and ’80s. Yes, it’s a part performance what guess on
on the racetrack but it’s a party, a pageant and nobody throws a party better than Darlington. It’s going to be a lot of fun.>>Yes, it will.>>Join us at 6:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC.>>There is a little something up for grabs,
that being a couple spots left in the chase playoff picture. There you see 13 drivers in on their wins,
so there’s 16 total that will make it into the playoffs, chase Elliott, Austin Dillon,
Jamie Mcmurray own those spots for now.>>We saw today in today’s race if you watched
that Kyle Larson the leader of the race trying to get on to pit road today.>>Yes.>>Spun. We’ve seen that many times in the cup series. It’s a difficult pit road to get on. So all of these points and my point is that
that can all change in a hurry and as much as we look at those and what Ryan Newman sitting
on the outside or what he thinks is the outside, that is if Chris Buescher is able to have
a good enough day to stay inside the top 30. There is a lot of moving parts there.>>And last week, I mean, we talked about
it so much two and three weeks ago, Kyle Larson lost 25 points on the last lap of the race. Okay. Austin Dillon last week didn’t do anything
but ran his regular race, Kyle Larson a brand new winner wins, he goes from 55 point cushion
and loses almost 35 points just because Kyle Larson wins. This last three spots are up for grabs with
new winners, with new things going on, you can’t just go out there and run your regular
race and expect to point your way in, you have to make something happen.>>I think that’s the key. And trying to make something happen here is
a dangerous situation. So as aggressive as what you want to be and
know that you have to be because you have to be on the offensive side here, you still
have to guard from not tearing up your race car to the point that you can’t run and run
hard whenever you need to. So that’s a real fine balance and we’re talking
about a number of young drivers that haven’t experienced that many races here in a very
tough situation.>>And you mentioned today’s race we saw it
with Jeremy clements, a great race today for Ryan Preece as well who finds himself 16th. Remember, in the XFINITY series only 12 move
on. Tomorrow guys fighting for those final 16
spots. You see the cool cars right here in front
of our set, we’re spoiled, we have eye candy. But you two didn’t just get to look at them,
you were driving two of these cars here today.>>I was fortunate, I got to drive my dad’s
car and my man here drove Benny parsons’ 1973 championship car.>>This was great. Number 72 Chevrolet. It was so much fun. To think what Benny par son accomplished going
into the hall of fame, but what he was able to accomplish that year. Just to get back out on this racetrack was
fun but to drive that car, one of the cars that he raced that that championship season
a lot of fun to be out with kp and Jeff Burton.>>You see the in car cameras tomorrow, you
will barely get to see the top of the drivers head, you could see Dale and I from the waist
up. You can see the steering wheel and gauges. It’s truly amazing to set in a car from 1972,
’73, ’74 and then look at that NBC Toyota that Jeff Burton does our laps in, to see
the difference in safety, to see how the technology has changed, but it was a lot of fun to go
out there and ride around, have Burton behind us, Dale and I talking back and forth between
cars and just experience what it was like to be Richard Betty or Benny parsons for just
a short period of time at Darlington.>>Just to get your mind on the fact that
you look inside there just how simple it was then. You know, those cars were along the time that
Kyle and I were building cars and learning about them and starting to drive. You see how simple they were. Then to look at Jeff Burton’s car and see
everything and all the technology is just unbelievable. To think about those cars and the difficulty
those droo I was had. They wear gloves, the steering wheels were
crapped with tape so your hands were for up after a 500 mile race here. To think about the challenge that the drivers
have tomorrow is a totally different challenge. They have a lot safer things inside their
race cars and the technology of their cars is incredible but that technology makes them
run extreme speeds around this which only increases the difficulty of this racetrack.>>It’s crazy. It’s a racetrack designed for 100 mile an
hour speeds and you run at 170, and 180 mile an hour here. What it really gives you an appreciation for,
and I think each generation likes to think, man, I’m tough, I’m tough as nails. Let me tell you something, the guys that set
in those cars and wheel it around this racetrack back in the ’60s and ’70s tough as nails. They named the garage area after Cale Yarborough,
probably the toughest guy going.>>Cale Yarborough grew up near buy, a five-time
winner in the southern 500. Normally the drivers are the stars, they still
are, each generation’s heroes, but these cars that you are going to see tomorrow, pretty
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on this car, what would you do? Can we sign with you? The Chevy 72 Hour Sale is here. This Labor Day, get 0% financingfor 72 months
on all your favorite 2016chevy models. Hurry, the clock is ticking, getyours now. Find New Roads at your localchevy Dealer.>>>It’s not just the drivers getting in on
the throwback theme, check out the crew members for Tony Stewart’s team. Love these pants. They were wearing them all day in the garage
and they are not the only ones.>>Not the only ones. Wait a minute. I’m connected to my chair. I got my pants as you can see my pants. Can you see my pants?>>Head to toe.>>Got my suit.>>Are you their pr person?>>I’m working for Tony this week.>>Yeah, looking good, too.>>Here is my pants, you can’t see them, story,
I can’t stand up I’m connected to the cha I remember shoo Kyle has been wearing those
pants all day, too.>>Once you commit you have to commit. I wore them to the racetrack this morning.>>First thing I saw when I came in the gate.>>How do you like me now?>>Okay. Last year was the first year for the throwback,
what brought it back was the fact that NASCAR brought the southern 500 back to labor day
weekend, NASCAR bringing the traditional race back home. This year they have taken and just run with
it.>>It’s been incredible. It’s just amazing all the teemts getting involved
just a lot of fun.>>Every team, every sponsor, we are going
to see old commercials tomorrow old style racing, it will be throwback tomorrow.>>Got to be a part of it. You will have a front row seat beginning at
6:00 P.M. Eastern. Coming up next on NBC except on the west coast
it’s your local news. America’s got talent then all new episodes
of aquarius. Now at 6 — breaking news of a shooting in
norh char>>>Good evening everyone and thank you for
joining us. I’m Xavier Walton. At six breaking news of a shooting and north
Charlotte. This was the scene at the Alison parker apartments. Police tell us one person was shot by someone
they know and they were transported to the hospital. No one is in custody at this time.>>>The sheriffs office is looking for someone
who is breaking into multiple homes. This individual caused the Newtown school
to go on lockdown yesterday.>>Reporter: I just spoke with deputies and
they were at this church parking lot. They called off the main search for a few
hours and they still have units in the area searching for the suspect. Dozens of squad cars and helicopter closing
in on this area. They arrested another individual today both
men broke into multiple homes including the chief deputy home yesterday. We are told in the wife actually confronted
the man. They took off prompting the town elementary
to go on lockdown. They continue searching. The sheriff does not believe he is armed,
but he believes Nickerson is desperate which means he could be dangerous.>>We are getting some calls about nervousness
and we are searching and looking. The main objective is to keep this community
safe.>>He says one easy way for you to keep yourself
safe is to lock your house front and back door. He asked anyone who sees anything suspicious
in the union county area to call 911.>>>Right now we are waiting to learn what
caused a crash and huntersville this afternoon huntersville fire departments as a car was
overturned after a crash at old statesville road. Three people were injured and those injuries
are non-life- threatening.>>>Authorities say a possible tornado spawned
from tropical storm Hermine knocked over to trailers and injured four people on the North
Carolina outer banks. Those four people were taking to a local clinic. Let’s take a live look now. The weather is still a little rough following
tropical storm Hermine. The national weather service says they confirm
that tornado tomorrow when meteorologist can make it to that area.>>>Even though tropical storm Hermine weakened
it is still wreak havoc along the south Carolina coast. And Myrtle Beach people took pictures and
the tide was rolled high. In north Myrtle Beach utility crews worked
to fix down power lines shingles and other debris. Heavy rainfall also called flooding along
several low- lying roads.>>>We will toss it over to meteorologist. A lot nicer than yesterday.>>You look at those pictures from Myrtle
Beach today and they had sunshine and people are at the. There is a look at the satellite picture you
can see the storm off the coast and slowly moving away. Still some lingering showers and white sprinkles
over the eastern part of the state. They are still looking at winds 30 to 40 miles
per hour. The storm will continue to move northeast
and then install. It has expected to move back to the northwest
and produce some rain and strong winds over toward New Jersey and New York. Eventually it will move on to the northeast. What that means is it is off the coast and
more nice weather for the Charlotte area. I will tell you about that in a little bit.>>>New at six he has to pay $7000 following
the July death of the recruit. The show why they were find. They say the department did not provide a
heat stress and remind — awareness program. They review the findings and several to make
— plan to make several changes.>>>A business owner is looking for answers
after his storm was broken into six times in two months. The most recent break-in early this morning. The might — the owner told us the alarm went
off at 3:30 this morning. He says he has lost tens of thousands of dollars
and hopes the break-ins will stop so he can do business.>>Hopefully it works out and the community
will reach out to us and to the police department and help themselves and help us.>>We are learning a trial in North Carolina
related to house bill 2 is getting delayed. To transgender students an employee of the
university system says a judges order is the way mistrial from November until may of next
year. The bill governs transgender bathroom access.>>>There is a problem buzzing in South Carolina. An investigation is underway in dorchester
county after 2 1/2 million bees were found dead this weekend. Dorchester county in a new release that they
use an aerial mosquito spray after four people brought zika virus back from a trip. The state says there is no indication of wrongdoing
and they want to make sure this doesn’t happen again.>>>Students from a Beaumont school that close
50 years ago celebrated their school today with a parade and a party. Read high school was an all- black school
for first through 12th graders. They closed in 1966 because of desegregation. There parade ended at the former site of the
school which is now a county park. It is right next door to the home of the founder.>>It was a good thing and it needed to happen. The only thing we regret is that we didn’t
leave some of our buildings up.>>The principal for the last five years before
it closed James Starks grandfather of former Charlotte mayor and transportation secretary
Anthony Foxx.>>>Donald Trump is in Detroit today with
a goal to appeal to black voters. He visited the faith church where he said
he came to listen. He said he understands the African-American
community has suffered from discrimination and there are many wrongs that need to be
made right.>>Our nation is to divided your we talk past
each other, not to each other and those who seek office do not do enough to step into
the community and learn what is going on. They don’t know they have no clue. I am here today to learn so we can remedy
and justice.>>While trump was inside attending service
protesters were outside requesting the candidate leave their community.>>>We learned Hillary Clinton will campaign
in Charlotte next week on Thursday, September 8 two will hold a rally to discuss her plans
for America. We are still waiting to learn a time and location. Her running mate senator. Tim kaine is coming to the area as well. He will give a nature map — security address
and expected to underline that Clinton is the only candidate that has the experiment,
temperament and judgment to serve.>>>Coming up tropical storm Hermine put a
damper on some peoples weekend. It did not put a damper on one couples plans.>>>What is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage? A great question. We have results of a new poll coming up after
the break.>>>: Continues to faced criticism for not
standing ; decision to sit down during the national anthem could lead to a lack of security
at San Francisco 49ers games. The Santa Clara police union which accounts
for more than half of the page security at the stadium says they may not work this season. They sent the 49ers a letter saying they are
upset by his blanket statements about how officers quote murder minorities. They are also upset that the organization
allowed him to wear socks at practice showing pigs in police uniforms.>>The 49ers are letting this come out from
an employee and it is making a hostile work environment for us at the stadium.>>The 49ers said they respect his right to
freedom of expression and his right to not participate in the national anthem. He will not start as the quarterback this
season.>>>If you are playing host this labor day
weekend you may want to add beer to the grocery list. A new poll finds here is America’s favorite
alcoholic beverage for the third year in a row. 32% selected wine and just 20% chose liquor.>>>With the deadly and extensive flooding
and Louisiana fresh and our minds meteorologist on window sees this Charlotte is ready for
flooding and you can find out if flood insurance is right for
you.>>Reporter: The tragic flooding in Louisiana
and the similar claims that drenched South Carolina last fall have been considered either
hundred to 1000 flood events. What does that mean? A 100 year flood event means there is a 1%
chance for that type of flooding per year. A 1000 year flood these 28.1% chance for your.>>The difference between 100 year flood and
let’s say a 500 year flood could actually be about a to 10 inches of rain.>>Reporter: Storm water services has been preparing
for these types of events.>>There were 300 families in an area that
was known as cavalier apartments. We relocated those families and we move them
to safety.>>Reporter: The land is being developed to
handle flood water more efficiently.>>We have created an area here that is going
to be able to handle all of the storm water that comes down the creek.>>Reporter: The same county works on infrastructure
to prepare for these events. When mother nature drops record amounts of
rain there is only so much that can be done.>>We cannot control how much water we are
sent. If mother nature drops a kind of rain we can
only control about 2 inches of rain in an hour.>>Reporter: How can you learn if you live in
a 100 or 1000 your plane.>>They can go to our website and look for
the 3-d was on link and find out where the water goes and how deep it is. Look for the 3-d flood zone tab.>>Mecklenburg has been recognized.>>>We will send it over to him . John Wendel,
how long is the weather . To stay like that today?>>It was a beautiful day. If you lived up to the north you saw a few
more clouds and still only in the 70s. There is a look from the view camera. We will call it mostly sunny skies. We go to grandfather mountain and temperatures
in the 70s right now. 84 degrees right now and only one degrees
shy of the average and nowhere near the average. The morning low was down to 61 degrees. There is a look at the storm. It is off the coast. Slowly drifting off to the northeast. Still producing rain showers over toward Raleigh
and drifting back to the southwest. Once the sun goes down we get into some dry
weather and I doubt if they make it here. Here is a look at the future cast and we could
see some clouds as we go through the evening. We wake up with mostly clear conditions and
tomorrow looks like another sunny day across the region. Temperatures comfortable in the morning and
it looks like we will warm-up into the 80s tomorrow afternoon. 70s up to the north and 79 right now and statesville. The labor day weekend forecast 86 degrees
tomorrow just a couple of degrees warmer than today. We are looking at a temperature around 90
degrees. Here is a look at the future cast. A couple of things to notice. This is a post tropical storm and tomorrow
we are into sunshine and noticed the track starts to move back to the west building over
toward New Jersey and also Delaware. For us it is back to sunshine. The storm stays off the coast and we stay
in the sunny weather. Forecast for tonight of in the mountains. Here in the Charlotte area overnight low temperature
of 63. 50s up to the north and you are looking at
temperatures and low 60s or upper 50s in the eastern part of our viewing area. Over the next seven days we start to warm-up. Back into the 90s for the middle part of the
week and it looks like it will be dry.>>>Next in sports the 53 man roster is next. I’m Hillary Clinton and I approve this message. How do we make the economy work for everyone? Hillary Clinton’s plan starts here… By making big corporations and those at the
top finallypay their fair share in taxes. And those companiesthat move overseas? She’d charge theman exit tax. Then she’d use that money tomake the largest
investment in creating good payingjobs since World War II. Millions of jobs. You can read the plan here.>>>On Saturday, April 30 do safety Jeremy
cash heard 253 names call that were not his own and fast-forward four months later and
he is one of the final 53 players to make the panthers roster. Carolina invited cash to campus and they moved
him from safety to outside linebacker. That was enough to earn one of those of final
five. The biggest surprise of the day was not a
player that may the 53 man roster it was one of the guys that got cut. They let go of their fifth- round draft pick. Sanchez was one of the three rookie quarterbacks. He is one of the 21 players. That they let go. Here is a look at some of the others. Chris Scott is suspended the first four games
for violating the NFL’s policy on performance- enhancing substances. There is a Saturday of labor day weekend and
that means college football all the way back. The wildcats and fell behind. A big batch the tiptoed be sidelined and takes
off Georgetown brings the heat. Find the end zone again before the half wildcats
find themselves down 38 to seven. Not able to add any more than the final score
38-14. Two other big games north Carolina. Scored on their second possession. Duke just kicked off. The blue devils scored on their second play
of the game. Highlights coming up from those at 11 and
don’t forget Clemson opens the season tonight with Auburn that starts at 9:00. The rain washed out some of the ballgame and
we have a long weekend full of even more football. Tonight it is our game of the week. The matter clear there is some bad blood between
these teams. Took a field goal to when it. We don’t like losing. We remember that. The kids understand what is at stake. Last year is gone and we are prepared. We should be ready to go.>>Look at scores for you from earlier today. Porter ridge is to and Al pine crest wins
one over Weddington. Just down the road in south Carolina a big
weekend coming up in Darlington raceway. It is true back weekend on the NASCAR trail. The second time they have done this and some
drivers going all in. Caution comes out early in this one cholos
and loses control. That is not the direction you want to go. He is able to get back into contention and
can’t catch up with this guy. He hangs on and gets his first win. But this is one of my favorite time of the
year. You have a little bit of everything.>>A big weekend.>>And you feel cool in the air. Notice we are not done with summer yet. Back into the 90s for the middle part of the
week. The rest of the long weekend looks good.>>>Thank you for joining us. See you back here 11. Look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. Like you do sometimes, Grandpa? Well, when you have COPD, it can be hard to
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mean takes aim at the northeast.>>>Rattled. A strong earthquake in Oklahoma felt in several
states, causing damage.>>>Heating up. Protests against Donald Trump as the candidate
courts minority voters at an African-American church while new polling shows he’s gaining
ground on health care.>>>Hitting the floor. Can you do 22 push-ups? It’s the challenge being made in this country
and far beyond to raise an issue about life and death. “Nightly news” begins now.>>Announcer: From NBC news world headquarters
in new York, this is “NBC nightly news” with Jose Diaz balart.>>>Tens of thousands of people are without
power. 20 million are under tropical storm warnings
or advisories, wondering when and where Hermine will hit them. Forecasters say the strong will most likely
gain strength again. We have full coverage tonight gaining with
Gabe Gutierrez in ocean city, Maryland.>>Reporter: Jose, the rain has tapered off
now that Hermine has moved offshore. Up the east coast, Hermine is pounding the
shore and intensifying again.>>You don’t even realize how windy it is
until you experience it.>>Reporter: The storm now hovering in the
atlantic after spawning a tornado in North Carolina’s outer banks. The National Guard on the move in Virginia
with widespread flooding. Some residents evacuated. Netty Carmichael chose not to.>>When I see the water comes up into the
house right there, then I know it’s time for me to go.>>Reporter: Carrie Sanders in Virginia Beach.>>I’m standing in a spot where quite frankly
I’m shocked at how strong the wind is.>>Reporter: Today an exodus.>>We come here every year. We’ve been looking forward to it the whole
summer.>>Reporter: Family after family scrambling
to get out.>>Crazy. We have four kids, four little kids. Just want to keep them safe.>>Reporter: Businesses shuttered, not the
five-year wedding anniversary this couple expected.>>How’s that working out for you?>>Excellent.>>Reporter: Hundreds of thousands of customers
are still without power. It was 17 days ago the hurricane center started
tracking this system.>>There’s no way I’m getting in that. As you can see right now, the waves and the
surface are too extreme.>>Reporter: Tonight the stubborn storm offshore
is still a threat with high tides looming.>>>I’m Tammy Leitner in Seaside heights,
New Jersey. A beach community on edge not yet fully recovered
from superstorm sandy. A not so distant reminder of how bad it can
get.>>Probably top of my head.>>Reporter: Mayor not willing to leave anything
to chance this time around.>>We’ve been preparing since Wednesday when
we were notified of the possibility.>>Reporter: Lifeguards clearing the beach,
homeowners using sandbags to protect their homes. Many now on stilts after sandy.>>We’ve had a lot of hurricanes and a lot
of storms. Nothing really fazed me, but when sandy hit,
sandy was big time. I’ve never seen that much devastation.>>Reporter: Michael’s ocean front bar was
lifted off its foundation when sandy surged through town in 2012. Seaside heights one of many towns devastated
with homes washed away, businesses crippled. Many have not yet recovered.>>I’ve got empty lots.

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  1. These opening ceremonies are America. I forget about all politics and wars when i see drivers with their families waiting to exploit horsepower in the name of fair competition.

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